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Steve Martin’s Beverly Hills villa sells after just 3 weeks on market
The house next door to the comedian's primary residence sold for $71,000 more than the asking price.
Denver agents take down promotional video called an ‘ad for gentrification’
Kentwood Real Estate’s Team Denver Homes has deleted a promotional video in which its agents rap about luxury homes they've sold in a parody of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song — amid strong criticism about it being pro-gentrification.
First time at Connect? Here’s how to navigate Startup Alley like a pro
Startup Alley at Inman Connect Las Vegas can be a daunting experience when looking for an upcoming technology partner. Here's a guide to navigating it like a pro.
Texas man sentenced in insider trading scheme over Move tip
Authorities say Hamed Ettu, 44, illegally purchased call options in Move, the operator of
Credit score firm Equifax launches lead generation product
Lead Accelerator will use Equifax's proprietary data to help agents prioritize the leads most likely to result in sales.
Why the tech revolution has been overhyped
Despite the plethora of new tech and abundant online information, the fundamentals of the real estate transaction process remain the same.
Hiring? 10 tips for finding (and fostering) the best recruits
If a brokerage’s failure or success lies in hiring the right agents, what steps should it take to ensure it's hiring the right people? Here are a few proactive steps you can take to hire the best possible candidates.
Redfin CEO talks iBuyer strategy, MLSs and more ahead of ICLV
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman hopped on a call with Inman to discuss some of his company's latest news and preview his comments for the upcoming Inman Connect in Las Vegas, where he'll be speaking on the main stage.
Wanna finish 2019 strong? Do a 5-step mid-year brokerage checkup
How are your agents doing year-to-date? Are you on target to hit your firm’s goals? Are any budget items out of line? Here are a few tips to make sure you finish up 2019 strong and are ready for whatever next year brings.
Police handcuffed and searched a black Realtor and his client. Now the agent is suing Cincinnati
Not long after entering a Cincinnati home for a viewing, a Realtor and his client, both of whom are black, were handcuffed, held at gunpoint and questioned by the police in front of neighbors. "My hope is that no professional is treated the way I was that day," Movement Realty agent Jerry Isham told Inman.
Baird & Warner CEO: ‘The buyer should pay the buyer agent’
Steve Baird, the CEO of the 160-year-old Chicago-based brokerage, speaks exclusively to Inman about staying relevant in the face of competitive forces.
Quicken sets multiple company records during best quarter ever
The lender originated more than $10 billion in loans each month in the second quarter of 2019.
Property management platform TurboTenant clinches $6.5M
TurboTenant allows landlords to syndicate listings, manage leads, and vet and accept applications online.
Agent-matching site HomeLight snaps up digital mortgage lender
Homelight's acquisition of Eave will allow the startup to offer loans to buyers across California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Zillow alleges public record fees are ‘unconstitutional’ in new suit
The machinery of Zillow's empire runs on public records.
International buyers are spending a lot less in the US
A slowing global economy and a shortage of available stateside homes contributed to a slowdown in purchases from foreign buyers, according to a new NAR report.
Building permits drop in June
The number of privately owned housing units authorized by building permits dropped 6.1 percent from May to June and fell 6.6 percent year-over-year. 
Vacasa hires new financial and security chiefs
The new hires will serve in C-suite positions and have backgrounds at big-name tech companies, suggesting the vacation rental startup is in it to win it.